Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Members Needed for the Transportation Advisory Committee

Are you looking for a volunteer position that gives you a voice in developing local policies, works closely with area decision makers and lets you help shape and develop the area transportation system?

SRTC is seeking members for its Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County, SRTC is charged with ensuring that transportation expenditures are based on a cooperative and comprehensive planning process.  

Federal and State funds for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this process and awarded to local agencies and jurisdictions that deal with transportation.

The TAC is a citizens’ advisory group that provides transparency and a community perspective to that process. The TAC advises the SRTC Board on plans, programs and activities to ensure consistency with policies.

TAC Members represent the general public and groups including, but not limited to, people with disabilities, senior citizens, youth, the business and freight moving communities, traditional automobile users and advocates for non-motorized transportation or public transit.

Those chosen for the TAC will serve three year terms, starting in January 2016 and finishing at the December 2018 meeting.

The TAC meets six times a year, on the fourth Monday of every other month at 3 p.m. Meetings are held at SRTC, 221 W. First Ave., Ste. 310, Spokane, WA 99201. All TAC 

TAC applications and more information on the committee are available at http://www.srtc.org/tac_page.html. The application period is October 27 through 4 p.m. on November 10. 

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.